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First natural edge bowl

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Project by Matt Vredenburg posted 11-26-2011 04:30 AM 1039 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s my first natural edge. I used some wood that I cut and shipped from a trip to Michigan. A red oak tree (log) that fall down during a fall storm and I was able harvest a large burl and several smaller pieces to practice my natural edge work. I agree, it’s not an optimal wood for turning but I found that the pieces to be very useful for practicing my turning and sharpening (need to sharpen while cutting oak) skills.

-- Matt, Arizona





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Dusty56

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#1 posted 11-26-2011 05:07 AM

That’s a great turning…love the grain flow and natural edge : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#2 posted 11-26-2011 05:48 AM

Matt,

I like it and my complements on your photography of the bowl as well.

The coloration and grain patterns are great.

Be Careful!

Herb

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090

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#3 posted 11-26-2011 02:33 PM

First? very well done. lovely bold shape & great color variations. I prefer this shape to many I see that are flat and long. Great job keeping the bark on!

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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#4 posted 11-28-2011 03:49 AM

nice bowl … makes me want to try it .. dan

-- dan,vermont,http://dorsetcustomfurniture.blogspot.com/

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#5 posted 11-28-2011 03:58 AM

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#6 posted 03-13-2012 12:08 PM

That’s really cool. I know next to nothing about turning but I wonder if different species of wood burls would be easier to form than others. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a live edge turned bowl before. Thanks for sharing.

-- Bobby, Iowa, http://brokenriverjoinery.wordpress.com/

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